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1991 03 10 carnegiehall.jpg
a screenshot from the TV broadcast
1991 03 10 Ian Copeland FBI letter.jpg
an FBI / Ian Copeland letter promoting this event
1991 03 10 invitation.jpg
an invitation for this event
Performance summary
Artist performing: Sting
Tour: Rainforest Foundation performances
Venue: Carnegie Hall
Location: New York, NY, USA
Other acts: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Elton John
Ticket prices: US$ 250 - 25.000

On 1991-03-10, Sting performed at Carnegie Hall as part of the Rainforest Foundation benefit concert.


(not necessarily in this order)

Recording information

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The three-hour show was sold out.It opened with Sting and his band playing a 45-minute acoustic set.

Then Elton John performed two tunes alone on the piano before Sting joined him for Come Down In Time.

Prior to an intermission, contemporary Brazilian singers Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil performed together and separately.

After a brief pause, Sting and Trudie Styler addressed Rainforest Foundation themes.

Antonio Carlos Jobim from Brazil ended the evening. One of his songs features Sting, who sang the Jobim standard How Insensitive.

At the end all performers tried to perform Jobim's best known number: The Girl From Ipanema.

After the show there was a supper at the "Tavern on the Green" in Central Park.

See also

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External links

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source: Rainforest Benefit invitation, sting.com, TV recording of "This Week In Rock", FBI letter

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